Lahuli-Spiti language

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Lahuli–Spiti
Spiti Bhoti
Native to India
Region Himachal Pradesh
Native speakers
20,000–25,000  (1996–2000)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
spt – Spiti Bhoti, Nyam
jda – Jad
sbu – Stod Bhoti
cna – Changthang

Lahuli–Spiti is a small group of Tibetan languages spoken in India. It is more closely related to Standard Tibetan than it is to the neighboring Ladakhi, which is spoken to the north in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dialects are:[2]

Lahuli (Stod Bhoti),
Spiti,
Nyamkat,
Changthang

The Changthang people are ethnically distinct, but their language is intelligible with Stod Bhoti.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spiti Bhoti, Nyam at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Jad at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Stod Bhoti at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Changthang at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ N. Tournadre (2005) "L'aire linguistique tibétaine et ses divers dialectes." Lalies, 2005, n°25, p. 7–56 [1]